Enrico Januarie, pictured in March 2017, will join Agen

Enrico Januarie, pictured in March 2017, will join Agen

South Africa international scrum-half Enrico Januarie has signed for French Top 14 newboys Agen for next season, the club said on Friday.

The 35-year-old helped La Rochelle top the regular season standings and reach the Top 14 semi-finals this year, but was only a substitute in last weekend’s 18-15 defeat to Toulon.

Januarie, who has been visibly carrying a little extra weight in recent seasons, first came to France in 2011 when he joined Lyon.

The 47-time capped half-back, who had previously played for Golden Lions, Western Province and Ospreys in Wales, has signed a one year deal with an option for another 12 months.

He is one of four new additions to the Agen squad as they bid to build a side capable of surviving in the Top 14 — they were relegated at the first time of asking in 2015/2016.

Hooker Loick Jammes, 22, joins from relegated Grenoble, slot deposit dana Georgian prop Gagi Bazadze, 24, arrives from Montpellier and wing Nicolas Metge is leaving fellow promoted side Oyonnax to head to Agen.